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Hello i play often online, especially DOTA, so here is the question.

In the past, i had static IP, now with my new IPS i got dynamic, and in the router there is this setting, its set to 30 mins, should i change this to 24 hours or so, to avoid disconnects in games etc or its not related to disconnects at all?

In the past whenever i get (mini) disconnects in Dota, i just reconnect back in game because of the static ip, but now with the dynamic and this lease time settings i dont know if that would be possible. Could i leave this settings to 30 mins or? even when i game?

Sorry for silly question but network stuff is not really my interest
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You can change it a 30 minute lease seems pretty low. you can also go into your computer and force a static ip address as well. by doing this it shouldnt matter about your lease time as you should draw the same ip address as long as another pc on your network is not using it already. The best practice would be to staticly assign ip addresses to each of your computers on the network. not only does this resolve the issue of ip conflicts it will also make it easier to trouble shoot if you are having a problem down the road.
    
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What to set it to? what is the benefit of having it lets say on 24 hours vs 30 minutes? thanks for your replay, rep+

P.S. Is it possible to make my IP static, even its Dynamic given by my ISP ? is this what your saying? btw i got 2 pc on this network.
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post #4 of 21
with 24 hours it lasts for a whole day before having to ask for a new IP address. With 30 minutes though, it is asking for a new IP Address every 30 minutes. BTW even though the ISP gives you a "Dynamic" ip address, it might stay the same for the next day because no one else is using that particular IP address
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What to set it to? what is the benefit of having it lets say on 24 hours vs 30 minutes? thanks for your replay, rep+

P.S. Is it possible to make my IP static, even its Dynamic given by my ISP ? is this what your saying? btw i got 2 pc on this network.
I think he meant you can set your internal IP to a static one. You won't be able to change what type you have from your ISP.
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I think he meant you can set your internal IP to a static one. You won't be able to change what type you have from your ISP.

yes the internal one. I might be dyslexic here but i beleive the lease in the router is for the internal network. as the isp is the one who sets the lease timing on your isp ip address.
    
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post #7 of 21
Really nothing to gain by changing this.
IP association auto-renews at half of the life of the lease.

If your computer is on it won't negotiate another LAN IP.
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Really nothing to gain by changing this.
IP association auto-renews at half of the life of the lease.

If your computer is on it won't negotiate another LAN IP.


The above is the answer to your question(s).
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Log into your modem and check if its on G.DMT or ADSL2+
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Log into your modem and check if its on G.DMT or ADSL2+
How would that make a difference in DHCP lease?
He likely doesn't even have DSL.
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